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Careers at AIMS

A rewarding career at Australia's tropical marine science agency

SeaSim Experimental Research Technician

Townsville, Qld
Posted 5 days 6 hours ago


National Sea Simulator

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent


AOF Level 3 Enhanced salary ($68,759 to $86,200 per annum) plus 15.4% super

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Closing Date


About this exciting Opportunity

Working in the world’s most advanced experimental research aquarium facility for tropical marine organisms, you will be involved in cutting-edge research as you provide technical assistance to support the delivery of high-quality science for research projects conducted in the SeaSim.

Taking a hands-on approach to daily operations, you will play a key role in experimental support for research activities within the SeaSim which includes coral husbandry and propagation, rearing of larvae for a range of invertebrate species, experimental setup, data acquisition and management, laboratory analysis, and experimental support by applying your knowledge of SeaSim experimental systems, methods, and instrumentation.

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members' on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.


About you

Your experience with breeding and/or maintaining corals (or related species) under aquarium and field conditions, will be supported by your tertiary qualifications in Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or equivalent/relevant industry experience. You will be experienced in the set-up and maintenance of aquarium experiments and the collection and curation of experimental samples and data, and capable of generating data using various approaches.

You will be capable of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a highly collaborative team environment and have great attention to detail. Experience in data analysis and visualisation and in identifying key coral species of the Great Barrier Reef would be highly desirable.


Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.  In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 3 Enhanced salary ($68,759 to $86,200 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Townsville (Qld). Commuter car arrangements to site
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Free Onsite Gym and Optional Fitness passport
  • Relocation Assistance available


Please note:

1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.

2. It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement.


Next Step:

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.


Submitting your Application:

Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.


Position enquiries are to be directed to David Hughes at d.hughes@aims.gov.au


Applications close: SUNDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2023 (midnight, AEST).